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Board sends developer back to drawing board

Parker also questioned who would be completing the traffic study for the project.

Nicholson said he was not positive, but that Greeman-Pederson Inc. of Albany would likely complete the traffic study for the developer.

"If they don't refer us to the planning board, there will be no reason to have a traffic study," Nicholson said.

Another concern over a proposed change in zoning for the site came from the owner of DeVoe's Rainbow Orchards.

"I am certainly going to have to oppose it with all my ability," said Larry DeVoe, who owns a farm near the proposed project.

"I cannot accept anything of residential nature near our farm," he said.

He said his concerns are with his ability to run his business properly. DeVoe said they often run wind machines throughout the night, which are very loud, and they work on the farm early in the morning, when many people are sleeping.

"I cannot see how we can survive with any residential property next to us," DeVoe said.

After the Town Board refers the project to the Planning Department, the project will have to undergo a public information session and a public hearing before building can begin.""

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